Procedure in the event of headlice

If parents report they have found headlice on their child we put a note in the lobby/email advising all parents to check their children.

In the event of a child attending playgroup who appears to be  suffering with headlice –  the staff will ask the parent/carer to collect their child and treat them as soon as possible - this can be either with a proprietary medication or with the conditioner & lice comb method..

If the child continues to suffer and/or no treatment appears to have been given, the manager will ask the parent to keep the child at home until the problem is dealt with, getting advice from their Doctor/ Health visitor if needed.